Volume : VI, Issue : VIII, August - 2017

A STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON OSTEOPOROSIS AMONG ADULT WOMEN, IN A SELECTED AREA, KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU.

Ms. U. Reshma Banu, Ms. S. Kanchana, Mrs. N. Thivya

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“A study to assess the level of knowledge on osteoporosis among adult women.” The objectives of the study were to  assess the knowledge questionnaires of osteoporosis among adult women and to find out the association between level of knowledge on osteoporosis and selected demographic variables of adult women. The sampling technique was simple random sampling technique with the sample of 70 adult women. The structured interview schedule were used to assess the knowledge .The variables were assessing the level of knowledge of adult women on osteoporosis an extensive review of literature and guidance by experts formed the foundation to the development of questionnaires’. The investigator used demographic variable Proforma. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. The collected data was tabulated and analysed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The mean value is 10.0714 and the standard deviation is 0.7873.  the study shows that 7.14% of the women are having adequate knowledge and 91.42% having moderately adequate knowledge and 1.42%  having inadequate knowledge, Regarding association there was significant association between demographic variables (dietary pattern,martial status) and there was no significant association between demographic variables (age in years,age at menarche educational status, occupation, types of family, number of children, sources of information on osteoporosis and their knowledge score at p<0.05. So that health education for the women can be in corporate to improve the women’s knowledge.

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Ms.U.Reshma banu, Ms.S.Kanchana, Mrs. N.Thivya, A STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON OSTEOPOROSIS AMONG ADULT WOMEN, IN A SELECTED AREA, KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU., GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-6, ISSUE-8, AUGUST-2017


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